What if magistrates courts delivered a different kind of justice?

By Kirsty Duncanson, Stephanie Falconer, Emma Henderson, and Nicole Shackleton Magistrates Courts are the engine rooms of the Australian criminal justice system.  Ninety six percent of Australian criminal cases are heard in magistrates’ courts.  Most of these cases are heard… Continue Reading

Creating responsible lawyers: the experience of La Trobe students at the Neighbourhood Justice Centre

By Joshua Furolo, Jelena Sarenac, Amanda Shackleton, Betty Elhouli, Mariella Tschur, Nathan Stubbings and Stella Cirrito Over the course of semester one, a combination of Law and Social Work students from La Trobe University have been completing a work placement… Continue Reading

From Community Legal Centre Clinic to Commercial Law Firm

By Stephanie Rizk In 2016, the La Trobe Law School and Neighbourhood Justice Centre teamed up to deliver the Wills and Wishes Clinic (“the Clinic”). Driven by a multidisciplinary model requiring the collaboration of law students and social work students,… Continue Reading

Wills & Wishes team executes 100th free will

By Ann Strunk It’s worth celebrating when you deliver an innovative legal service that uses an Australia-first model and delivers a century milestone. Over the past 10 months, 36 students built and delivered a legal service that gives City of… Continue Reading

La Trobe Law School is Leading an Innovative Legal Training Initiative with Final Year Law and Social Work Students

La Trobe Law School has implemented a collaborative initiative with the Neighbourhood Justice Centre to support our leading students in their clinical studies as well as some of the most vulnerable citizens in the City of Yarra to access pro bono legal… Continue Reading

La Trobe Law School Partnership with the Neighbourhood Justice Centre

A Wills and Wishes clinic to support people making complex life decisions in drafting their own Will is being delivered in an Australian-first partnership between the La Trobe Law School and the Neighbourhood Justice Centre (NJC) in Collingwood. Head of… Continue Reading